The Highlands
Quito, Ecuador's capitol, spreads itself over a narrow
valley in the middle of the Andes Mountains.  Parts of
Quito crawl up the mountain slopes.
Quito's modern downtown, the New Town, is up to date.
A reminder from 16th Century conflicts.  This Inca Empire
general conducted the last organized resistance to the Spanish
conquest of Ecuador.  He was ultimately captured and
executed, but lives on in this heroic Quito sculpture.
The Spanish influence remains powerful.  Quito has a
bullring and this is a photograph of the matador school.
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Gringo in the Galapagos